The Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy?

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Solar energy is one of the oldest forms of energy use as our early ancestors used heat from the sun to start fires to cook food are heated rocks to provide warmth through the night. These two scenarios are both examples of solar renewable energy. You may have noticed some of your neighbors with shinny panels on top of their roof. Well your neighbors are going green and trying to get away from non-renewable energy which hurts the environment by the pollution that comes from using oil or nuclear energy. Solar along with other renewable energy should be the main source of energy in the future but their high prices may be what are slowing their progress. Solar energy use direct sunlight and transform the light source into heat or electricity for their users but this type of renewable energy also has its drawbacks. According to Destouni and Frank, “the main solar power constraints are high cost and intermittency.”(Destouni & Frank 2010 pg.5) Along with those constraints you must also live in an area that has constant …show more content…
The Federal Government provides federal and state tax credits that can be reimburse to the buyer of the solar panels. According to EnergySage, ‘as a homeowner or a business, you will qualify for a federal tax credit equal to 30% of the net cost of your solar panel system.” (energysage.com 2009) It seems to me that government is actively trying to get people to use renewable energy the only problem is not to many people are knowledgeable of these types of incentives for solar panel installation. Energysage.com provided ten different incentives to purchase solar panels. The saving reached into the thousands but as I said citizens can’t take advantage of incentives or rebates they don’t know exist. So I believe the government should advertise more to entice consumers to purchase renewable energy. So the cost of the solar panel won’t scare off

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